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6/30/17
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Taavik

Blocked Resources > https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have ever come across with this kind of issue? - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3DcbpirscigNURVOXVYMkp5eEE/view?usp=sharing

Haven't seen this kind of Blocked Resource in the Search Console before.

What should be done to get rid of it or fix it?

Thanks in advance!
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barryhunter
6/30/17
barryhunter
Well its normal for ads to be blocked. (via robots.txt etc) 

... so that ads aren't mistaken for being organic links!

Nothing broken. Don't need to fix. 





(although should double check that your pages still render ok, despite the blocked ads. use 'Fetch as Google' on some pages, and see that the SCREENSHOTS look ok. The normal content should be fully visible
6/30/17
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Taavik
Hi Barry,

Thanks a lot. I used "Fetch as Google" feature and fetched and rendered one of those pages and it was fetched partially. Here you can see what Googlebot couldn't get: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3DcbpirscigS3ZVTnk5NjFpZGc/view?usp=sharing

It's weird that we didn't see those blocked resources before in Search Console (we haven't changed or modified anything).
Barry, is this a frequent question?

Thanks again!
barryhunter
6/30/17
barryhunter


Thanks a lot. I used "Fetch as Google" feature and fetched and rendered one of those pages and it was fetched partially.

To be clear 'partially' jsut mean there were some blocked resources. doesnt say if they a problem or not. 

... the severity is an attempt to GUESS if a problem. THey all low, so Googel is already suggesting these are probably benign. 

 

It's weird that we didn't see those blocked resources before in Search Console (we haven't changed or modified anything).

QUite possible Ads changed changed, and have only just started referencing this particular resource. 

 
Barry, is this a frequent question?

Quite yes

Some of them 
not consistently desribed, so wont find all of them. 

Also get lots of people asking how to fix broken resources
... a VERY common reply is, it's not broken


For some reason lots of people seem to assume every report on the Search console MUST be fixed. But actually need to use a lot of judgement, many of the things reported are benign. Google reports them because they might not be. 

...so the first question is 'does this need fixing?' rather than 'how do I fix this?
7/6/17
Original Poster
Taavik


Thanks a lot Barry!

It's weird that we didn't have this issue before. Another interesting aspect is that the number of indexed pages started to decrease at the same time.

Could you please share some ideas how can we make sure that nothing is wrong with our pages?

Thanks in advance!


barryhunter
7/6/17
barryhunter

It's weird that we didn't have this issue before. Another interesting aspect is that the number of indexed pages started to decrease at the same time.

They possibly BOTH caused by some underlying change. Not that the one causes the other. 


Maybe Google started more aggressively indexing your URLs. In so doing so, noticed more duplicates. So the total indexed count goes down, as duplicates are removed. 

... and because of increased crawling activity, it also started noticing some blocked resources. 



... Or maybe its just that Google started 'rendering' your pages. (before its was indexing unrendered pages) - switching to rendered means 1) it views the content more thoroughly, so can spot duplicates, and low quality pages (which deindex) AND 2) blocked resources now matter. 


 

Could you please share some ideas how can we make sure that nothing is wrong with our pages?

Fetch as Google is still the best tool right now. 

LOOK at the screenshots. Make sure pages are renderable. 

 
 
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